Bleeding is not the answer. That is done to get air out after a repair, and air causes a low and mushy brake pedal with a failure of the calipers to apply.
The next time this happens, open the bleeder screw on the caliper. If a little fluid spurts out and the caliper releases, it's not the caliper locking up. The fluid is being trapped under pressure and not releasing properly. To double-check, do this again, but this time loosen the steel line at the master cylinder to release the pressure. If that does not work, look at the metal bracket crimped around the rubber flex hose at the right caliper. Often rust builds up inside that crimp and restricts fluid flow. You can force fluid past that restriction with pedal pressure, but it won't release easily until it cools down.
The fix for that is to use a large channel lock pliers to open that crimp up a little.
Monday, June 2nd, 2014 AT 4:31 PM